Virgin Launches $45 Canada-Wide BYOD Plan with 1GB Data, Matching Koodo

Last week when Koodo launched their new ‘Choose Happy’ tagline and branding, they also revamped plans, which included a $45 per month plan with 1GB data and unlimited Canada-wide minutes.

When it comes to the wireless tango here, it doesn’t take long for the next carrier to follow suit, like what Virgin Mobile has just done with their new BYOD offering, matching Koodo.

Virgin Mobile has now offered pretty much the same $45 plan with 1GB data (overages: $5/250MB) as listed as part of their BYOD (bring your own device) plans page:

Screenshot 2015 04 25 09 17 55

Koodo’s offering is still slightly better as you get international texting included and it’s $43 for those in Quebec, a couple bucks cheaper.

For those on Silver Plans (which offer up to $200 in hardware subsidies), this plan is now $52 per month as part of a ‘limited time offer’.

What does this all mean? Call Virgin Mobile and change your plan to the $45 BYOD plan if you want to save a few bucks.

Thanks Dave!

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Follow me on Twitter, and @iPhoneinCanada, and on Google+.

  • wah_gee

    Fido needs to do this.

  • Yet when i phoned in to get this offer from koodo they refused and told me to switch hmmmm

  • boilthebunny

    Thanks for the info. I switched from my existing Virgin Mobile plan to this one. Saved a few $’s.

  • deltatux

    Switched just fine on my end for a family member. If you have a tab, you must clear it first.

  • You can bet it’s coming soon.

  • iFone

    Funny, yesterday my wife called virgin to get a price match for the plan on Koodo, and they didn’t give it to her. Next day, they are offering the same plan.

  • iverge

    I’m with Fido and was gonna switch to Koodo at the end of the month before my next billing cycle. So Fido best act quick!

  • this was before they were even offering it; the day koodo announced new plans

  • had the same thing happen to me; but they told me to switch

  • OliChabot

    That settle the problem !

  • Chris Salvador

    Awesome Gary, Dave! Thanks for the heads up! Just switched to this from my $45 Virgin BYOD 750/750 plan. My account features do list unlimited international texting as part of the plan.

  • Sweet!

  • wah_gee

    Let’s hope Fido does change. They’re trying to promo Vice and Spotify after re-branding, so we will have to see.

  • KS

    Guys can someone please advice me if I should wait for Fido to match Virgin’s and Koodo’s plans or should I switch carriers?

  • It’s entirely up to you, I am assuming Fido will match soon, it’s inevitable. From a customer service perspective, TELUS/Koodo has been doing a better job compared to Rogers/Bell according to CCTS reports on wireless complaints.

  • KS

    Thank you so much for replying Gary! Unfortunately, I like the “Who Called” feature of Fido, which make me want to continue with their service. I may have to reconsider though I guess.

  • KS

    Fido did update its plan after all! Thanks again Gary

  • Thanks for the note. Great news 🙂



  • Wat to think positively!